Volume 76 - No. 7 | July 2024


Worship on Sunday July 7, 2024 at 10:00am

Sermon "Celebrating Our Religious Freedom"

Communion Sunday

If you are worshiping from home, please have a piece of bread or cracker and water or juice ready for Communion.

This service will be live streamed on Facebook.

Trinity Church’s mission is to fill its people with the love of God 

and share God’s love in all the world.


In a sea of theological Christian conservatism that seeks to exclude and judge, Trinity Church is a lifeboat for people who are seeking a faith community that is open and affirming of all of God's children - a place for believers, seekers and doubters to find a welcoming place to engage in spirituality, missions and outreach to residents of Northborough and points beyond.

Don't have Facebook? Don't worry, you can still view the live service from any device by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/Trinitychurchnorthborough

A step-by-step tutorial on how to access Facebook Live CLICK HERE

Have your Bible, a candle and lighter ready and create a worshipful space, maybe with a cross, a nice tablecloth, or other devotional items that are meaningful to you.

Replay on Verizon channel 31 and Charter channel 191

Sundays (previous week's) at 6pm and Thursdays at 8:00am.

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at: trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her (508) 393-8156 and she will walk you through each step.


As we get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, let us give thanks to God for the United States of America and pray that God continues to bless its people with liberty, peace, justice, and prosperity for all!


As summer warmth takes hold, the Deacons continue our work on Trinity's future. As you know, there are exterior projects to consider and there is a group who is looking at what next steps are.

In tandem with that we have a newly formed group who are working on grants to help Trinity subsidize that work. 

The Deacons are also looking into getting  help with the growth of our church. There are others who have done this very successfully before us with the aid of a "coach'- we will keep you posted as we identify this path forward. We continue to see bright smiles, good attendance and a wonderful sense of optimism for the future.

We hope you enjoy summer at Trinity Church and find where you feel called to help us in our future endeavors. 


Where do you see beauty in your life? We will be celebrating art and beauty during a worship service in August. Do you have a painting, photo, craft, or piece of art, made by you, your child or grandchild, or friend, that is meaningful to you? It could be a picture, a photo of someplace you have been, or your grandmother's handmade quilt. We would love to have you share your story with the congregation. 

Please email Rita at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com and join us for this service celebrating joy and beauty through the arts.  


Hello Trinity Church Community!

After we wrap up June with a long-overdue Hymn Sing Service and a fun fellowship with ice cream, we now look toward the Summer. Here is a quick look at what music things are happening at Trinity in July:

Song of the Month - “The Lord’s Prayer” - #307 in Chalice Hymnal (Listen to a similar version HERE)

Sung Benediction - “Through It All” - #555 in Chalice Hymnal (Listen the original version HERE)

July 7th - Communion themed music & a Piano Postlude by Pam Jones

July 14th - A mix of Praise & Worship songs with some modern hymns

July 21st - All hymns and Special Music will be played on the Organ.

June 30th - Special Music featuring Lee Paytner

With all of the music ensembles on break for Summer, you can expect more variety of Special Music and Sharing of Gifts. I am hoping to organize a few solos/small groups for unique Specials throughout the months of July and August to cover for the music ensembles. If you are interested & willing (or have a recommendation), reach out to me so we can discuss possibilities and scheduling. The Worship Committee is also looking for a few new ideas for ways our congregation can worship and/or engage with its community. Send any thoughts or suggestions to myself or Jean Leif, to then share with the Committee at our next meeting. 

I am planning to hold another Sound System training class on July 21st after the Coffee Hour Fellowship. This is open to anyone and will focus on how we set up the sound system for Coffee House Open Mic or outside services. Please let me know if you would like to attend. We are hoping to find 1-2 more people to assist with the rotation of coverage for these events. 

I was filled with so much joy and felt the love of God by how openly our community embraced the open and affirming songs & sermons presented during the past month. Let us continue into July with the same attitude and spirit. 

Until We Meet Again,

Scott Arnold (he/him)

Music Director of 

Trinity Church of Northborough 


July 20, 2024 Trinity Church - 10am-12pm 

Join Artist and Teacher, Ashley MacLure at Trinity Church for the first Young Artist Collective: a fun workshop for young artists. Experiment with fun mixed media in an open studio environment to create expressive portraits in this first of many creative workshops to come! In this family friendly workshop for children ages 5-12* participants will explore collage, oil pastel, marker and more! 

This is a free event, sponsored by Trinity Church. All are welcome.

*Participants must attend with a caregiver


At our Graduate / Scholarship service on June 16, 2024 we celebrated the following Graduates:

Nina Carlsen

Daughter of Rae & Peter Carlsen Graduated from Framingham State University. Nina received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Fashion Design & Retailing, Concentration in Apparel Design.

Kevin Kwasny

Son of Amy & Glen Kwasny Graduated from New England Innovation Academy. In the fall, Kevin will be attending Lesley University.

Joshua Vahey

Great-Grandson of Barbara & Bob Sutherland Graduated from Hopedale High School. In the falI, Joshua will attend University of North Carolina.

Zach Arvantely

Grandson of Linda Ferraro, Son of Julie Cedrone, Graduated from Algonquin Regional High School. In the fall, Zach will attend Arizona State University and study Aerospace Engineering.



The Pastoral Care team is available for anyone who would appreciate a friendly caring call or a check in on a home bound member. We keep in touch weekly or monthly or whatever is needed. We even make “sunshine“ house visits with a small box surprise!

We are here and if you or anyone you know would benefit from a call from our team please contact Linda F. at: lmferraro25@gmail.com or Michele W. at michelewheelock@gmail.com


I am looking to put together a list of people who would like to help when needed on our hospitality list. We are looking for people when we have collations (after funeral services) to help with set up, serving, clean up and baking. If you would like to be called upon, please email me at:

lornahelms1@gmail.com or call/text me at

(508) 596-1776.


On May 21st, the Finance and Property Committee voted to form an Exterior Restoration and Maintenance Task Force to focus on organizing our efforts around steeple maintenance, bell restoration, and other time-sensitive exterior painting and repair projects.

Trinity recently received an assessment and cost estimates for a couple of options for bell repairs from a bell specialist.

We must decide which option to pursue. Given the growing complexity and cost of this overall project, it was determined that a task force will help us focus on all aspects of project planning and execution. If you are interested in participating in the task force, please contact Pete Carlsen at trinitynorthborotreas2@gmail.com. Thank you.


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Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her at (508) 393-8156 during office hours.

Join Pastor Will 

At Coffee & Pi (π)

276 Turnpike Rd #8, Westboro

Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am


The "Count Your Blessings" thrift shop

Summer Hours

Wednesdays only, 10:00 am - 2:00pm. For the summer shopping hours now through the end of August buy 1 get 1 free on all clothes, shoes, jewelry & accessories. 

The thrift shop is looking for country style bedspreads/quilts that are in "like new condition" to be donated for Applefest.

Applefest weekend is Sept 21 - 22. The Thrift Shop will be open all day on Saturday, 9/21 and will be planning on having an outdoor bag sale and vintage shop with small furniture, same as last year.  

We're starting to collect small pieces of wood furniture (side tables, shelves, etc.) if you know anyone who has anything like that to donate. Linda will refinish them if needed.


Houseware donations needed !!! Please drop them off during regular thrift shop hours. donations, especially kitchen gadgets, pots and pans, etc. 

We sell gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, and footwear, as well as small household items. No electrical items please.  

Clothing donations can be dropped off anytime in the marked bins in the main lobby of the church.


Give to Trinity Church

“Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands—all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.” – Luke 6:38, Good News translation

Taking our cue from Jesus, looking to God as our Source and Supply for all our needs, let us give to Trinity Church with a cheerful and generous heart, knowing God’s storehouse is always overflowing with abundance – an abundance which can never be diminished or run dry.

Thank you for sharing your time, talent, and treasure with Trinity Church!

If you're paying by check, please make checks payable to Trinity Church. Our mailing address is 23 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532.

You can also use “bill pay” and have your bank mail a check to us on a regular schedule set up by you, at no cost. Or give online at www.trinitynorthborough.org/donate


Community Meals

If you have any questions, please call Martha Michalewich at (774) 258-0867 or email at martha.michalewich@verizon.net


Applefest 2024 is coming!! 

We are looking for help with our biggest fundraiser of the year!

We are looking for help the Saturday and Sunday of Applefest to work in the parking lot, the thrift store, the kitchen and with our raffles. I will be having a sign up sheet after services for sign ups- please consider helping! email me at lornahelms1@gmail.com with any questions

Trinity will be participating in Applefest with our craft fair and cafe. We are considering having a Trinity table at the craft fair. 

If you have handmade crafts you would like to donate to our table, or if you would like to share our table to sell your own crafts, contact Jean at jhleif@gmail.com.


As our neighbors being sheltered at Econo-Lodge start their journey to independent living, they are in need of some household items.

There are multiple families getting ready to move into apartments, so multiple items are needed. 

Donations can be dropped off at the Econo-Lodge Room 110, at the Northborough Police Station, Trinity Church or at 47 Fisher St (in the gray bin on the front doorstep).

Here is the list of requested items (new or gently used):

  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Air fryer
  • Toaster
  • Garbage can
  • Silverware set
  • Dinner plates
  • Cooking pots and pans
  • Drinking glasses
  • Kitchen towels set

As always, thank you for all you do!


If you know of someone who is hospitalized, ill, suffering from the loss of a loved one, or troubled in some way and in need of a pastoral call, please call Pastor Will Seals at 508-393-8156.


July office hours

Tuesdays 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Wednesdays 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm


If you have any information that you would like to have included in the August 2024 monthly newsletter, please be sure to have it into Rita / church office no later than Wednesday July 24, 2024.


23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156



Trinity Church is an Open & Affirming / Welcoming & Affirming Congregation

Trinity Church's mission is to fill its people with the love of God

and share God's love in all the world.


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